Ask Dr. Anna: Cat and dogs vs bugs and bees

Ask Dr. Anna: Cat and dogs vs bugs and bees

We’ve all seen the pictures: dogs and cats with noses that look like a cartoon clown, jowls so swollen they look like tennis balls, pets that look like caricatures of themselves. But in truth, those swollen faces are no joke. Insect bites and stings can be dangerous if not fatal to pets, just like some […]

Ask Dr. Anna – Dog Flu: Is your dog at risk?

Ask Dr. Anna – Dog Flu: Is your dog at risk?

The dog flu, also known as Canine Influenza, reached the United States in 2004.  It began as the H3N8 virus at a Greyhound race track in Florida.  Since 2007, the virus has rapidly spread across the United States and mutated into the H3N2 virus.  The dog flu has currently been detected in every continental state […]

Ask Dr. Anna: 5 spring pet safety tips

Ask Dr. Anna: 5 spring pet safety tips

Green leaves. The smell of freshly cut grass. The burst of color from lilies and daffodils and iris. Spring. It just makes you happy, doesn’t it? And well it should. Spring is a time of renewal and hope and new life. For the most part, at least. But it also can hold many dangers for our […]

Ask Dr. Anna: 7 things you should know about ticks

Ask Dr. Anna: 7 things you should know about ticks

There are 850 different species of ticks around the world.  Ninety of these species reside within the United States.  A handful of these species transmit diseases to humans and our pets.  Dr. Anna Coffin will share some interesting facts about ticks and how you can protect you and your pet from these pesky creatures.

Ask Dr. Anna: Animal superstitions, feline mystic

Ask Dr. Anna: Animal superstitions, feline mystic

Friday the 13th has long been considered a day of bad luck and ominous fortune. Walking under a ladder, breaking a mirror, having a black cat cross your path- these are all considered unlucky things, but especially so on Friday the 13th. This got me wondering about other animal superstitions involving animals, especially cats, and […]

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